Peanut butter and the runs

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Mirandashell, Jan 26, 2018.


  1. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    Yeah he's fine! 3 days on rice and chicken and he was back to normal. I've thrown out the PB. But he does love rice, for some reason. So he's getting it with fish every now and again as I know you shouldn't give a dog fish too often.
     
  2. Westie Mum

    Westie Mum PetForums VIP

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    Just wondering why you think dogs cant eat fish every day ? Mine do, in some shape of form and are perfectly fine and healthy. They LOVE fish.
     
  3. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    Mainly because of the crap fish ingest in the ocean.
     
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    Huh ?? fish is incredibly healthy for dogs and humans to eat.
     
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    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    If you say so. I'm not arguing about it. But maybe do some research into the state of the oceans at the moment.
     
  6. Westie Mum

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    Im not arguing either, just generally interested.

    When you consider most of the salmon humans and dogs eat, haven't been free swimming around the oceans and that many animals, like pigs, wallow round in their own poo, i still cant see how fish woudn't be considered a good option.
     
  7. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    Well.... You are assuming I can afford to feed my dog salmon.
     
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    Fish is healthy and highly recommended for humans and dogs.

    As far as fish 'ingesting crap in the ocean' is concerned, that's a new one on me.
     
  9. ouesi

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    It's possible mirandashell is talking about mercury contamination in fish, which is a legitimate concern. However I don't know really since all she has said is "crap" which could refer to anything :)
     
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    Some fish have a higher mercury content than others.

    Strangely, they covered that topic recently on the Food .......... Truth or Scare programme mentioned on another thread.

    Tests have shown that they only found significant mercury levels in the larger, older fish, such as marlin, shark, tuna., etc.

    They said in the smaller fish, such as salmon, trout, haddock, etc., it was insignificant.
     
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    I think I've seen a few articles about fish ingesting plastics from all the rubbish we make and dump in the ocean (or just end up there) and so we then eat the fish and are ingesting plastic too.

    I haven't done too much fact checking on it but I know I've seen something about people eating fish that have ingested plastic.
     
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    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    It's not just plastic, it's all the chemicals as well. Tuna fish contain mercury so have to be a rare treat, for instance
     
  13. Westie Mum

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    Well I don’t think many people are eating marlin or shark here and certainly no dog food manufacturers using it. I do eat quite a bit of tuna though, esp in the summer. Tuna steaks on the BBQ are yum! Last time I looked the advice was ideally no more than twice a week and to avoid if pregnant for example.
     
  14. pennyLokiMUM

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    My Loki has fish as his diet every day, fresh Pollack and white fish kibble he is fine and the Vet has not said no fish allowed
     
  15. Rafa

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    Exactly.

    No reason why a dog can't eat fish on a daily basis.

    I take it all the dogs being fed on a fish based kibble or those on Chappie aren't dropping down dead.
     
  16. Mirandashell

    Mirandashell It wasn't me.

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    Contaminents found in sea fish:

    http://www.seafish.org/industry-support/legislation/contaminants

    Contaminants
    Contaminants are any substances found in food that have not been added intentionally.

    Food can become contaminated during production, or substances from the environment may enter seafood before it is even caught or harvested. The presence of contaminants in food is controlled by legislation in order to protect consumers.


     
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    Since we're talking food safety, bears mentioning that some brands of peanut butter are sweetened with xylitol an alcohol sugar that is highly toxic to dogs.
    Important to read labels.
    Natural peanut butter with no added sugar or salt is generally better for both us and our dogs, though you'll get a good upper body workout mixing it up :D
    Pro-tip, lay the jar on it's side in the cupboard for a few days, the oil will settle on the side of the jar, and when you go to open it and stir it, it will make it much easier to get the oil mixed back in.
     
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  18. Rafa

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    I am curious @Mirandashell, if you would not feed fish daily because of all the 'crap' ingested whilst in the ocean, what do you feed your dog?
     
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